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Home Office Weekly Update: June 20, 2024

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Home Office Weekly Update

June 20, 2024

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Recent Ordinations

We’re happy to announce that two new elders were ordained on the Day of Pentecost, June 16, 2024.

Marco Lecea was ordained into the ministry. He serves the congregation in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Howard Marchbanks was ordained into the ministry. He and his wife, Tina, serve the congregation in Orange County, California.

Pastoral Changes

Roc Corbett, pastor of the congregations in Olympia and Tacoma, Washington, will retire from the employed ministry on Aug. 17. Mr. Corbett has been an elder for 27 years and served in pastoral roles for the past 13 years. He will continue to serve as an elder for the congregation in Tacoma. We are very grateful for Mr. Corbett’s dedication and hard work during his tenure as pastor and appreciate his ongoing service as an elder in the ministry of Jesus Christ.

After Roc Corbett’s retirement, Ken Loucks will become the pastor of the Olympia and Tacoma congregations.

Seattle Young Adult Weekend—Aug. 9–11

Hello, young adults! We are pleased to invite you to our fourth young adult weekend in the Seattle area. Come join a group of like-minded young adults sharing meals, spiritual conversation and fun together in picturesque Cle Elum, Washington. This year, our theme is reconciliation. We’ll be focusing on the various aspects of reconciliation: with God and with each other. How do we build and rebuild our relationships in meaningful ways? The weekend will be a mix of seminars, discussions and activities all located at the Big House Lodge in Cle Elum. There will be both camping and in-house lodging options. For more details and to sign up, visit tinyurl.com/seattleya24. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

UCG Radio Seventh Anniversary

UCG Radio is turning seven years old this Sabbath, June 22! Thank you to everyone who has supported the station as a listener or participated with a personal greeting. Your involvement greatly enhances our excellent Bible-based messages and readings, and reminds our listeners we are not just an amazing resource for hearing God’s Word, but we are also a warm and friendly Church family!

Thank you also to the many elders and sermonette men whose messages contribute so much, including our Beyond Today team and readers who work so hard. UCG Radio is now an established part of our media line-up, serving thousands of regular listeners around the world.

If you have an interest in participating further, please feel free to write and ask us for tips on submitting a sample voice recording. We welcome quality recordings of our literature that hasn’t yet become available in audio format.

Thank you again for your continued prayers and encouraging support. Don’t forget the smorgasbord of wonderful spiritual food streaming continually via our website and mobile app! More information can be found on our website at ucg.radio.

—Derek Lewis, UCG-Australia